Install New Windows Or Miss Out On These Benefits
We’ve seen it a thousand times, a homeowner is looking to squeeze every last ounce of life from their existing windows and glass. Well, what most people don’t realize is how much an old, broken, or drafty window costs. Sure a window is designed with a function in mind, like letting light in or providing you with a nice view when you do your dishes, but what you don’t realize is that it is also your first layer of protection from the outdoors.
Below is an itemized list which describes why you should be looking to replace your home windows.
No one likes paying taxes, but everyone loves a tax break! Depending on the state you live in, you may be eligible for a tax rebate or incentive when you install a new and energy efficient windows. Not only would the government give you money to make your house look better it can even decrease your monthly heating and cooling bill.
Decreased Utility Cost
In addition to the aforementioned energy rebates, new windows or more efficent glass panes can drop your heating bill exponentially especially in the frigid Midwestern winters. This added energy efficiency comes from the windows being a better insulator than your old windows. The energy efficiency grade depends heavily on the type of window you are looking to have installed, as well as the side of the house it is on.
Lets face it, we all get tired of the tree huggers telling you we need to save the environment, but let’s also be realistic. If we can reduce the amount of gas you burn in the winter because your new windows are insulating your home from the harsh environment, we call that two birds with one stone.
Leaky or Cracked Windows
I’ve seen it first hand. Many homeowner or renters will go entire seasons with broken panes of glass letting huge drafts of cold air in during the winter or all the cool air out during the summer. Don’t let this happen! Replace your old broken or leaky windows with something new and economical.
Ease of use
If you have a double hung window that won’t even open up or down, why have one there at all? If your windows are broken or hard to open and even harder to close, look no further than replacing that old thing. Put something new in that windows place that will really make your neighbors jealous.
We at SlugWire aren’t sure if Beautification is a real word or not but we are going to go with it. Put in a new window that you can be proud of.
Cost the Real Fear Factor
Yeah yeah, windows are expensive, but honestly would you rather be stuck with something that doesn’t work, doesn’t insulate your home, increases your heating and cooling costs, or is just plain ugly? All across the web, people are correctly stating that an improvement to your home is an investment that will pay off. Especially when it is something on the exterior, where people form a first impression.
Replace your old crumbling windows today with something that you will be proud of and something that will pay off for you.